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Amazing Charity Auction for our Piggy Banks

Results in for our Charity Auction in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.

The final figure is an AMAZING £1,650.35!! 

We have detailed each and every Collectable SwearPig on our LAUNCH page which we have moved to our ABOUT section.

I would sincerely like to thank all the artists and talented people who gave us their time and their talent to be included in this project and to all the bidders that kept things rolling.

To all the winners of the hand painted SwearPigs – A huge THANK YOU from myself and my partner Suzy (the reason we did Macmillan)

Now! Get buying some Collectable Piggy Banks!

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Charity Auction Launch confirmed dates

We’ve all come along way since I asked for volunteers to paint us a SwearPig!

Back in November 2014, I had this idea to reach out to the artistic community and see if they would decorate a SwearPig for our charity launch, with 85% (changed to 90%) of proceeds going directly to Macmillan Cancer Support.

The response was overwhelming (and a little scary!) I had 67 enthusiastic artists want to get involved. I thought “Great! I can get 50 artists to decorate 2 Pigs each and get them numbered” Then I thought again, mainly about how much it would cost in Pigs, packaging, postage and time.” Due to starting off the business on a next to nothing budget, I opted for 10 artists painting 2 SwearPigs each.

From November to just now, I have liaised with all artists. They have all been brilliant by keeping me up to date with their progress. I have posted their progress all over our social media sites.

The results have been outstanding!

To date, I have had 19 pigs returned. It would have been 20 but 1 broke. Don’t worry! I went back to the studio and had another one made! Bless. Rachel is busy as we speak!

The auction will start on eBay on Monday 13th April 2015 at approx 7pm. Each auction will last for 3 days and end at approx 7pm on the 3rd day.

Click on the links below to go direct to your favourite SwearPig to follow its auction progress. 

I may tweet and Facebook a little so please follow us!  🙂

Auction start dates

  • Monday 13th April – Sharon Stone #TigerPig  http://bit.ly/SwearPig-TigerPig

    SwearPig - #TigerPig - 1.4.20
    Limited edition numbered 4 of 20. Get your hands on this collectible SwearPig painted by Sharon Stone
  • Tuesday 14th April – Sharon Stone #SummerPig  http://bit.ly/SwearPig-SummerPig

    SwearPig - #SummerPig - 1.3.20
    Limited edition numbered 3 of 20. Get your hands on this collectible SwearPig painted by Sharon Stone
  • Wednesday 15th April – Jan Szymczuk #ZebraPig  http://bit.ly/SwearPig-ZebraPig

    SwearPig - #ZebraPig - 1.10.20
    Limited edition numbered 10 of 20. Get your hands on this collectible SwearPig painted by Jan Szymczuk
  • Thursday 16th April – Jan Szymczuk #CatWomanPig  http://bit.ly/SwearPig-CatWomanPig

    SwearPig - #CatWomanPig - 1.5.10
    Limited edition numbered 5 of 20. Get your hands on this collectible SwearPig painted byKan Szymczuk
  • Friday 17th April – Nicola Read #BarracudaPig http://bit.ly/SwearPig-BarracudaPig

    SwearPig - #BarracudaPig - 1.13.20
    Limited edition numbered 13 of 20. Get your hands on this collectible SwearPig painted by Nicola Read
  • Saturday 18th April – Nicola Read #PenguinPig http://bit.ly/SwearPig-PenguinPig

    Swearpig - #PenguinPig - 1.14.20
    Limited edition numbered 14 of 20. Get your hands on this collectible SwearPig painted by Nicola Read
  • Sunday 19th April – Rachel Prince #IoniaPig http://bit.ly/SwearPig-IoniaPig

    SwearPig - #IoniaPig - 1.18.20
    Limited edition numbered 18 of 20. Get your hands on this collectible SwearPig painted by Rachel Prince
SwearPig - #PinkyPig - 1.16.20
Limited edition numbered 16 of 20. Get your hands on this collectible SwearPig painted by Jackie Walter
  • Wednesday 22nd April – Tony Berkman #HammiePig  http://bit.ly/SwearPig-HammiePig

    SwearPig - HammiePig - 1.20.20
    Limited edition numbered 20 of 20. Get your hands on this collectible SwearPig painted by Tony Berkman
SwearPig - #AbbiePig - 1.19.20
Limited edition numbered 19 of 20. Get your hands on this collectible SwearPig painted by Tony Berkman
  • Friday 24th April – Kathy Spall #HeartCottagePig http://bit.ly/SwearPig-HeartCottagePig

    SwearPig - #HeartCottagePig - 1.7.20
    Limited edition numbered 7 of 20. Get your hands on this collectible SwearPig painted by Kathy Spall
  • Sunday 26th April – Ruth Gray #ICEPig   http://bit.ly/SwearPig-ICEPig

    SwearPig - ICEPig - 1.8.20
    Limited edition numbered 8 of 20. Get your hands on this collectible SwearPig painted by Ruth Gray
  • Monday 27th April – Ruth Gray #RockBottomPig  http://bit.ly/SwearPig-RockBottomPig

    SwearPig - RockBottomPig - 1.9.20
    Limited edition numbered 9 of 20. Get your hands on this collectible SwearPig painted by Ruth Gray
  • Tuesday 28th April – Barbara Helm #ArtyPig http://bit.ly/SwearPig-ArtyPig

    SwearPig - #ArtyPig - 1.11.20
    Limited edition numbered 11 of 20. Get your hands on this collectible SwearPig painted by Barbara Helm
  • Wednesday 29th April – Barbara Helm #PartyPig  http://bit.ly/SwearPig-PartyPig

    SwearPig - #PartyPig - 1.12.20
    Limited edition numbered 12 of 20. Get your hands on this collectible SwearPig painted by Barbara Helm
#StellarPig
Limited edition numbered 17 of 20. Get your hands on this collectible SwearPig painted by Rachel Prince
  • Friday 1st May – Swarez Modern Art #PigginWarmPig http://bit.ly/SwearPig-PigginWarmPig

    SwearPig - PigginWarmPig - 1.6.20
    Limited edition numbered 6 of 20. Get your hands on this collectible SwearPig painted by Swarez Modern Art
  • Sat 2nd May – Swarez Modern Art #PigginCoolPig  http://bit.ly/SwearPig-PigginCoolPig

    SwearPig - PigginCoolPig - 1.1.20
    Limited edition numbered 1 of 20. Get your hands on this collectible SwearPig painted by Swarez Modern Art

I would like to send a HUGE THANK YOU to you artists who were involved. This has been a huge success already and any funds that we make for Macmillan Cancer Support will be put to very good use.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

Rich xx

 

Why Macmillan? Read more

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5 more UK Artists confirmed for charity launch

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So, as the launch is getting nearer and nearer (and we’re getting more and more excited) we would like to showcase the following 5 artists / creatives that have agreed to spend a little time to paint and decorate our SwearPigs for the Charity Launch.

Charity launch we hear you say? Find out more info here http://swearpig.com/launch/

So…In no particular order…


SwearPig - Barbara Helm  Barbara Helm

I am a late-comer to the art world  and I am still exploring all types of artistic expression.  I find I am drawn to printmaking and enjoy the possibilities and often unexpected outcomes this allows.  The variety and combination of techniques gives me the freedom to experiment  and allows me to follow where inspiration leads

See more of Barbara’s work here,

Barbara’s work can be seen in person at Studio61 Gallery in Holloway, nr Matlock and in her studio at Brook St Studios, Brook St, Glossop.

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If you like Barbara’s work and would like to see it on a limited edition collectible piggy bank, sign up to our launch here http://swearpig.com/launch


SwearPig - Rachel Prince Rachel Prince

Rachel is a professional freelance artist and designer. She specializes in providing high-quality and interesting designs and has done for many years.

She had to resign from work in 2009 due to ill health and has since become a freelancer.

See more of Rachel’s work here,

Web: Http://TheArtofRachelPrince.weebly.com

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If you like Rachel’s work and would like to see it on a limited edition collectible piggy bank, sign up to our launch here http://swearpig.com/launch


SwearPig - Nicola Read Nicola Read

Previously with Washington Green, one of the UK’s leading art publishing houses, Nicola’s work sells nationwide in the UK, in Ireland and America.

Her paintings are keenly sought after by varying business establishments, including galleries, offices, bars, and restaurants and she also undertakes private commissions.

Web: http://nicolaread.co.uk/

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If you like Nicola’s work and would like to see it on a limited edition collectible piggy bank, sign up to our launch here http://swearpig.com/launch


SwearPig - Tony Berkman  Tony Berkman

I draw inspiration from living in London and also from extensive travel to many cities around the world. I am intrigued by the way cities create their own special light, movement and colour and strive to recreate that through my painting.

I use a number of different techniques including the application of numerous layers of individual colours which are then reducted and where appropriate moved around to produce the eventual completed image. I use mainly acrylic paint in order to work quickly and effectively to convey the ideas that are formed in my mind during the course of applying the varied layers and shapes.

Through my painting I strive to convey a strong sense of light, colour and movement. I usually make my own canvases and enjoy the process of working through a complete idea at all stages.

Web: http://www.artistsdirectory.co.uk/GalleryProfile.aspx?a=1164 and http://www.saatchiart.com/oldcrip

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If you like Tony’s work and would like to see it on a limited edition collectible piggy bank, sign up to our launch here http://swearpig.com/launch


SwearPig - Jackie Walters Jackie Walter

Living in North Wales, I have returned to painting in retirement. I am inspired by the surrounding beautiful countryside,
holiday destinations and often that “must paint” photograph!

I mainly work in Acrylics and love using palette knives.
I enjoy experimenting with new techniques.
I am a member of my local Holywell Art Group and have exhibited and sold work in North Wales.
There is a lighter side too,  with Children’s canvases – Hand Painted by JDW

Web: http://www.netmums.com/ne-wales/local/view/local-sellers/cards-and-crafts/hand-painted-by-jdw

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If you like Jackie’s work and would like to see it on a limited edition collectible piggy bank, sign up to our launch here http://swearpig.com/launch

The first set of artists have now had their SwearPigs posted to them yesterday (16th Feburary) so we should be able to update you all soon.

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UK Artists confirmed for charity launch

#ZebraPig

It’s been a long time coming but we now have a little more news on our launch.

Back in November 2014 I sent out a request via Facebook to ask UK artists for their help in painting / decorating our SwearPig for our charity launch. Initially the response was overwhelming with over 30 artists willing to get involved.

We have been able to whittle the artists to 10 who have now confirmed. They will be painting and decorating 2 SwearPigs each and the charity auctions will take place via ebay. To be kept up to date about the auctions please sign up here http://swearpig.com/launch/

Here is a little more information on 5 of the artists getting involved. I will update on the other 5 next week. In no particular order.


SwearPig - Sharon Stone Sharon Stone

Sharon Stone is a professional oil painter based in Southend-
on-sea, Essex. She has been making art for the past 8 years, exhibiting in many local galleries and venues.

Specializing in landscapes of her home town of Southend, she paints from photographs taken on regular walks with her father. Sharon has been invited by a local gallery to publish one of her works of Southend Pier into cards and prints.

See more of Sharon’s work here,

Web: http://www.investables.co.uk/artists/sharon-stone.html

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If you like Sharon’s work and would like to see it on a limited edition collectible piggy bank, sign up to our launch here http://swearpig.com/launch


SwearPig - Swarez Swarez Modern Art

I’m a UK based artist (Gloucestershire) selling my original art paintings and commissions all over the world. I hand deliver all my work in the UK and have recently expanded that to include the rest of the world. It’s great to meet the people who engage with my work. Swarez isn’t my real name but it’s a nickname that seemed to fit many years ago so I kept it. I have NO art training and am 100% self taught. Oh, and just seven years ago I was a courier driver, delivering parcels for a living. Just goes to show what you can do with a small idea and big dreams.

See more of Swarez’s work here,

Web: http://www.swarez.co.uk/

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If you like Swarez’s work and would like to see it on a limited edition collectible piggy bank, sign up to our launch here http://swearpig.com/launch


SwearPig - Jan Szymcuk Jan Szymcuk 

I’m really a self taught artist. A Geordie lad, hailing from a small mining village called Pegswood in Northumberland, originally, from Polish parents. I now live in Stannington, Northumberland, where I’m enjoying all that retirement has to offer.

My art education began in earnest when I started a Foundation course in Graphic Design at Newcastle College, it was here that I really developed most of everything I do today, live portraits sketching etc.

See more of Jan’swork here,

Web: http://www.szymczuk.co.uk/

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If you like Jan’s work and would like to see it on a limited edition collectible piggy bank, sign up to our launch here http://swearpig.com/launch


 

SwearPig - RuthGray Ruth Gray

Ruth Gray was born in Nottingham in 1972. After graduating in Textiles at The Nottingham Trent University 1992, she began her artistic career as a fashion designer. At the same time she began studying art at night school. This is where she saw painting and fine art as a vehicle as a means to express her creativity.

See more of Ruth’s work here,

Web: http://ruthgrayimages.net/

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If you like Ruth’s work and would like to see it on a limited edition collectible piggy bank, sign up to our launch here http://swearpig.com/launch


 

SwearPig - KFSOriginals Kathy Spall

A Staffordshire artist specialising in original artwork and designs on ceramics and glassware and original watercolour paintings. As well as producing a wide range of products that make superb gifts, commissions are also taken for bespoke items ranging from champagne flutes for weddings through to christening plates, animal portraits and much more besides.

See more of Kathy’s work here,

Web: http://www.kfsoriginals.co.uk/

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If you like Kathy’s work and would like to see it on a limited edition collectible piggy bank, sign up to our launch here http://swearpig.com/launch


 

I will be writing about the next 5 artists who have signed up to paint our SwearPig next week.

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New! Launch page installed

 

Would you like to keep up to date with our imminent launch and why we are auctioning  a limited number of hand painted, signed and numbered SwearPigs?

Perhaps you are a Piggy Bank collector or enjoy your art? Perhaps you would like to help out Macmillan Cancer Support?

If so, please take a moment and let us have your name and email address and we will only contact you regarding our launch. Thank you.

Click here >> SwearPig launch